The New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM), founded in 1911, is the premier podiatric medical school in the U.S. It has graduated more than twenty-five percent of all active doctors of podiatric medicine in the nation. The school is located in East Harlem, as is its adjacent clinical teaching affiliate, Foot Clinics of New York (FCNY), the world’s largest foot care clinic. NYCPM has a total of 346 students, drawn from around the United States and abroad. The College and Foot Clinics have a faculty of 93, including adjuncts, as well as 91 other staff members. By offering outstanding classroom instruction, clinical training at its affiliated Foot Clinics of New York, and externship and residency programs with over 160 hospitals and doctors around the country, NYCPM has remained at the forefront of podiatric medical education. The college offers progressive podiatric medical education and training programs reflecting the latest in medical and technological innovations. The curriculum parallels that of colleges of allopathic and osteopathic medicine. Two years of basic sciences and two years of clinical sciences comprise the four-year program leading to the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. NYCPM’s Division of Research coordinates research programs in the basic and clinical sciences, and encourages projects serving to increase knowledge in pedal-related areas of diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, biomechanical deficiencies, genetic diseases and tumor pathologies.
NYCPM was instrumental in helping to found the world’s first French-language podiatric medicine program, at l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, in the Province of Quebec. NYCPM also conducts a semi-annual program with two universities in Spain, in which students come to the College to study surgical anatomy and dissection. Foot Clinics of New York, which sees nearly 35,000 patient visits annually, provides high quality foot care to patients from East and Central Harlem, as well as from the five boroughs and the Tri-State area. FCNY provides a wide range of podiatric services, including podiatric surgery, diabetic foot care, pediatric foot care, sports medicine, as well as general podiatric care. Foot Clinics of New York also has a fully-equipped, full-service physical therapy center on-premises, as well as osteopathic primary care and family medicine services offered by medical staff from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to their affiliation with the, NYCPM and FCNY is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and also affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center, Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Long Island College Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Morris Heights Health Center, Nassau University Medical Center, and Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation.